25 Days of Happiness, Day 25: A Fresh Start

Blank slates. Fresh starts. If ever there was a year that needed them, 2016 was it.

Yes, there were many joys. There was an abundance of moments of beauty and happiness and completeness, and I am so very grateful for all of them. At the same time, I am overwhelmingly ready for a chance to breathe and the feeling that we have a chance to start over, even if it is only symbolic.

And so I am ending 2016 with this song, one of my favorites. It is a faith-based song, but even if your beliefs fall in a different direction, I think there’s a world of truth in the words of the chorus:

So go ahead and put the past in the past

Box it up like an old photograph

Don’t have to go back, ’cause that was then

And this is now.

Hope and a whole glittering new year: Happiness Day 25.